Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

_107970218_gettyimages-184940553Source: BBC News

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.

The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs.

Researchers say the findings raise the “terrifying prospect” drug-resistance could spread to Africa.

However, experts said the implications may not be as severe as first thought.

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Categories: Asia, Disease, Health

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  1. Did you know? The medical insurance (at least the Swiss one I have) considers ‘illnesses’ brought to us by mosquitoes as an ‘accident’ . I had to fill out an accident claim form and insert the time that the mosquito infected my wife. Ah, well …

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